How long were we running? I've got no clue. How much more could we run? God, I don't know.
It had been at least four hours since we left and we'd been running ever since. Well everyone but Envy, but he was freezing due to the fact that the wind was hitting him constantly for the long hours.
Cat was the first one to stop running. Grudge had carried her, and then she got tired. Then Ligament had carried Grudge and Gang had carried Cat and they both got tiered soon after that, so we had to stop for camp.
"So! What are we going to do now?" Grudge asked.
Cat sniffed the air. "It's going to rain." her hands were on the floor right after that sentence and the ground was rising. Before long we had a round-like tent surrounding us. Grudge got out a sword and sliced a part of the tent so that it could be removed if we wanted it to be, obviously meant to be a door.
"Gang go get some fire wood. Not much, but make sure it's not wet." Cat said. He was gone soon after that.
"Why do you really care about shelter?" I heard Envy ask from in the corner of the fort. "It's something humans created. And it's not like a little bit of cold will kill you-"
"If you want to be cold, I'll be more than happy to put you outside." I barked at him. He shut up, but continued to glare at me. It was driving me mad, that stupid glare.
We waited a little while before we heard thunder off in the distance.
"Well, at least we know that Gang's coming back now. He doesn't want to get that fire wood wet." Cat said. I sighed. Why do we need fire? I mean, it's not like it matters. We could go completely cold for a whole night and really be fine in the morning.
God, I'm tiered. I realized. I sighed and lied down on the cold floor, just when Gang came in.
"Got that wood." he said
"It's about time! I'm freezing!" Cat said, grabbing two sticks and rubbing them together crazily. Then I realized something that I had stupidly surpassed when I had asked why needed a fire. Cat was human: she only could die once. Wow. Dieing only once and then staying gone seemed like a really strange idea.
Eventually a fire was started. I was already asleep.
When I woke up it was still dark. Gang was awake, guarding Envy to make sure he didn't run away. He looked like he was about to collapse.
"I'll take over." I said. Gang was obviously surprised to hear me, but stood up and walked over to the fire anyway. I heard his snoring by the time I had walked over and sat next to Envy.
I just sat there for a while until I heard Envy stir on his back. That's when I realized that he was awake.
"Hey." I said, now looking into his purple eyes. He didn't give a response. Instead he gave me that mother fucking glare again.
"I said hey." I repeated just for the sake of annoying him. The glare got worse.
"What's a matter with you?" I asked, now annoyed myself. "Did you really still want to work for that father guy, anyway?" if possible, that glare freaking deepened.
"Stop that!" I said, trying to be quite so I didn't wake anyone else up.
"Let me go, and then maybe I will!" he whispered.
"Oh yeah like I'll do that! The second that thing's out of your chest you're going to be running away from here as fast as possible."
"No I won't!" he protested, "I'll probably stay and try to fight!"
"That's worse!" I said.
"Not by much!"
"BUT IT'S STILL WORSE!" I whispered loudly.
"I just want to be let go! Why do you even want me here?"
"Because without you Fathers defenses fall a whole lot!" I said, "And if you help us fight him, then that's all the better!" Envy's eyes widened with disbelief.
"You can't fight him..." he whispered, "You've got no idea-!"
"Well then, give us an idea!"
He looked away from me. God his actions were all meant to make me mad, weren't they?
"Why did you look away?" I asked, angry.
He turned towards me again. "Cause I can't help you." he said.
I stared for a second. Did he really just say that? Is he just trying to piss me off?
"Why not?" I asked.
"Because I won't." he said, looking away again.
"You won't?" I asked, eyes wide, "Not after all of the things you've done to us? Not after making us stay behind that line? Not after making sure we were brought to your 'Father' so we could die? Are you SURE about your answer?" rage was gathering in my voice.
"Yes." he answered instantly. I slapped him across the face. Hard. His face flew in the direction my hand slapped him in, his eyes wide and him mouth open. He stood in that position until the shock seemed to fade. His face went back to normal. I could tell he was mad. "And what was that for?" he asked softly, "That won't change my mind."
"It might in time." I said. Then I realized that Envy was slightly shivering. He was cold when I'd slapped him, too.
I picked him up, which followed his slight protesting, and then placed him around the still lit fire. He looked up at me, surprised.
"Do you want to freeze?" I asked him. He sighed and shook his head.
"You know I hate you, right?" he asked.
"Being around you is no picnic, either!" I said
I looked at him, lying on the floor. I could tell by looking at him that he felt miserable. All of a sudden I felt bad. You should feel bad! A voice in my head said, you capture him, you slap him, what else are you going to do to him?
I instantly hated that voice, but it wasn't lying. I sighed. Might as well try to make up for my stupid mistake."Cheer up." I said, looking down at him. I was tiered, and my eyes were starting to close, but I didn't want to go to bed knowing that I'd made him miserable.
He looked up. "What?"
"You don't have to be miserable. You can think about what lies tomorrow. It might be better." I said.
He thought about it for a moment and hen nodded, placing his head down on the floor. He still looked miserable.
"If you don't cheer up soon, I'll make you cheer up." I said.
"You can't make me do anything that I don't want to do." he said back.
I got up and walked so that I was kneeling near his stomach. "You ticklish?" I asked, smirking. His eyes widened.
"What?!" he asked, sort of alarmed. I took that as a yes.
I began tickling him, and really was ticklish, strange enough. He was in a fit of laughter soon enough, trying to be quite enough as to not wake anyone up. His back was moving, showing that he was trying to get away.
"P-please! St-stop!" I laughed, but did as he asked. It took him a while to get his breath back.
"You're suck a child!" he said, a little bit of anger in his voice. We both began laughing after that. Envy ended laughing in a yawn.
He's not a bad guy... just... mislead, in a way.
"If you're tired, go to sleep." I said. He sort of sighed-yawned. I could still see him shivering.
Sighing myself, I put my right hand on his stomach, making him jump a little bit. I rolled my eyes. "Relax." I said, and then pushed some energy out of my palms. Eventually his shivering stopped. Did that actually work? I didn't think that would really warm him up.
Then I noticed Envy wasn't moving. "Envy? You okay?" I asked. But then I noticed the gentle rise and fall of his chest. He fell asleep.
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