Mystery Fantasy

I walked down the inky black street. The rain bounced off my umbrella harmlessly. Here I was. My life was wasting away before my eyes. I sighed, but only the rain heard. The streets were empty at this time of night, as all the smart people went to bed. I walked briskly, my boots echoing on the cobbled path. The rain started to come down harder, soon it was difficult to see from under my hoodie. But not for me. I live for these hopeless days. I was soaked to the bone, but not like I noticed. I had one mission, find him and stop him once and for all.

I continued down the streets. The rain pittered and patterned on the rooftops, in rhythm with my steps. Pit, pat, step, step. Pit, pat, step, step. I turned down an alleyway, and the rain seemed to calm down a smidgen. I collapsed my umbrella and walked down to the far end of the dark clammy alley. I looked like a harmless hooded figure, not at all suspicious, right?

He should be here, I thought. A small fog started to roll in, as if on cue, showing that I was right on time. I clung to the shadows, just wishing for this to be over. Could I resist? Would I remain strong?

β€œAh, Zyla, good to see you again. Is it a full moon already? Has it already been a month?”

I mumbled something under my breath. I looked up to see the moon’s face through the rain looking down on me, as if mocking me.

β€œOh come now, no β€˜I’m glad to be here as well, Master X’? Are your spirits down today, Zyla?”

I cleared my throat.

β€œYes, uh Master X, they are a bit down today.”

β€œAh, well, we all have those days. Ready to get to work now?”

I mumbled a small β€˜yes’.

β€œGood, good, you know what to do. Take off your hoodie and come over here.”

I sighed and stepped toward the misty outline in the fog. I took off my warm but soaked hoodie and laid it on the steps in the shadows. The mist seemed to be glowing, like usual, but its light wasn’t friendly. It was more like those searchlights on dark nights, looking for something more from you. I walked toward the figure in the mist, a bit reluctantly.Β 

Being a part wolf girl was hard at times, it seemed that one person always seemed to want you for your power. Only Master X, as he liked to be called, knew that I was a wolf girl. My ears flicked slightly, listening to the other small sounds in the alleyway. My tail was hidden in my jeans which was rather uncomfortable, but necessary. My face looked normal for the most part, except one scar under my chin if you looked hard enough. I dressed in hoodies to conceal my wolf ears, but people still gawked over how different my senses were. I had eyes like a hawk (or should I say wolf), and I had a good sniffer too. It felt really weird to be the only one in school with those traits. Oh and I had yellowish eyes too. I was the literal definition of Lone Wolf.Β 

I walked right into the mist, ignoring the natural instincts that flooded my mind, all screaming RUN!Β 

I let the whispers flood my mind, I was nearly immune to them after several months of this. There was Master X’s smoky form in the middle of the fog. I gently took my tail out of my jeans and spread my arms open. I felt the power tingle through me, just as it had done so many times before.Β 

β€œReady, Zyla? It won’t hurt, I promise,” Master X had said.

β€œBut I’m still scared.”

β€œWell, everyone feels scared sometimes. Here, take this vial. It’s filled with magical nectar, in case anything goes wrong.”

He handed me a vial of weird yellowish liquid.Β 

β€œBut will I ever be normal again? Will I be different?”

β€œToo many questions, Zyla. Just trust me. Extend your arms like this.” He gave me a demo in his smoky form. I copied him.

β€œGood, now keep your chin up, there’s nothing to be afraid of. And whatever you do, be still.” I lifted my amber eyes to look at him.

β€œNow that’s my Zyla. Here we go. Take a deep breath in and hold it.” I did as he instructed. I held my breath and started to count. I got to 5 before he quite literally slammed the breath out of me. I feel over, wheezing, trying to get more oxygen. Tears formed in my eyes. He betrayed me, was my first thought.Β 

I looked up from the cold cobblestones. His copper eyes gleamed and looked down at me.Β 

β€œI thought I told you to be still, Zyla.”

β€œBut you said there wasn't anything to be scared of. You were wrong. I’m scared of you.”

He seemed to chuckle and sigh at the same time.Β 

β€œI told you to trust me. You must remain standing in order for it to work.”

β€œO-okay,” I said weakly.

I stood up and spread my arms, holding my breath again. On the count of five, he slammed into me again. I saw my breath rise out of me like a puff of smoke. The next thing I knew, I was floating, and my arms were transparent.

β€œW-what is happening?” I stuttered.

β€œAh, well, you are now a ghost, Zyla. That also means that you are my servant.”

I came back to the present, when his mist swirled around me.


β€œReady as I’ll ever be,” I muttered.

β€œVery well. You know what to do.”

I spread my arms, held my breath, the same old same old. I counted to 5, my breath left me, and I turned into a ghost.

β€œSo who do you seek tonight, Master X?”

β€œWell, tonight will be quite interesting...I need Lizzy.” 

I stopped floating.

β€œYou can’t mean my Lizzy, right?”

β€œYes, I do.”

β€œYou can’t take someone else? Take me instead, please, I beg you.”

β€œNope, no can do, it’s Lizzy or trapped in your wolf-girl form forever. And we both know how much you hate that. Don’t these spirit trips free you? Don’t they set you free, show your true colors?”

β€œWell, usually, but...I’d rather be imprisoned in that thing than feel guilty for the rest of my life.”

β€œIs that your final answer? Do you know what you are giving up, Zyla?”

He waited patiently, the one thing I kinda liked about him.

β€œYes, that’s my final answer,” I decided.

β€œOkay then. You say so.”

And like that, I was back in my wolf-girl form. I felt like my insides were glued to my outer, and my spirits were restless, wanting to escape and be free. I looked up to Master X’s smoky form. The mist started to fade away, revealing his true form for the first time.

He had three heads and a dark long body, like that of a dog. I recognized him from the legends, it was Cerebus.Β 

β€œY-you?” I stuttered.

β€œThat’s right, Zyla,” he growled at me. β€œAnd do you know what the punishment for not serving me is?”

β€œUh, no, but I’m scared to ask…”

β€œDeath, that’s what.” His 3 pairs of eyes glowed a dark mysterious red, almost orange, and his tail was on fire. His faces all showed different things. The one on the left was a sly smile, like a villain. The one on the right was a mad face, like the hulk would make. The one in the middle was stuck in a scowl, like he couldn’t wait to tear me to pieces.Β 

Before my brain could contemplate all this, he leapt on top of me, pushing me hard to the ground. My breath left me, but I didn’t turn into a ghost. 6 fiery eyes looked at me, which was kinda creepy to be honest. The middle one started to drool, as if anticipating a nice meal. I gulped, and despite my struggles, Weakness overwhelmed me.

May 19, 2021 02:29

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1: Zyla is an absolute queen 2: I love this idea so much 3: I think this felt a bit... abrupt? I think maybe everything was sort of the bare-bones version, all sharp edges. Maybe you could have smoothed the transitions out a little bit more?


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Valerie June
03:27 May 19, 2021

This ended completely different than I expected. Things got a bit confusing when you introduced Lizzy but it's not like you could help that. I almost feel like you wanted to keep this story very mysterious like the fog concealing Cerberus. I'm not the best with titles but here are some suggestions. XD The Servant Restless Spirits A Hidden Tail Imprisoned Form Wolf Meets Canine My Final Breath To Save a Life is to End Another I know they're not that good, but I tried my best! :)


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Chase .
03:33 May 19, 2021

Great Story!


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Sadie Rae
21:15 May 19, 2021

oh my goodness, this is so good! the plot so far is very unique and intricate. the way you built-in a little bit of her back story without it sounding wordy was very impressive. I also love the name zyla, it sounds very fitting for the character you have created. your descriptions were beautiful and it made your story feel so real to me. please, if you don't mind, will you let me know when you come out with a second part? I am very excited to find out what happens. thank you for sharing your writing with me. - saturn πŸͺ


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Samantha Langley
13:09 May 19, 2021

I like it :) New story out, read it now! It's called 'Love You For A Thousand Years.' GO GO GO GO GO GO


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Hey! I added a new chapter, but it will probably be edited later, but it's there. :) What's new with you?


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Dhwani Jain
17:08 May 19, 2021

I have read a few of your stories - Uninspired, Mr. Linden's Library and this one. Your writing style is really nice, I was compelled to read further in all the stories. However, I feel that both the fiction stories had a similar ending. I would love so read any funny story from your end. Also, ⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽.


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Kelly Dennison
15:25 May 19, 2021

I always see a title, forget what it was while I'm reading, then go back and look and realize the clues are there the whole time... Context clues saying she bites it??? Regardless of her outcome, really well written. I could feel the gray, rainy, hopelessness. This line set the whole tone for me..."I sighed, but only the rain heard." Poor Zyla :/


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Charli Britton
21:33 May 26, 2021

Hmmm for some reason my comment did not make it on here. Round number two of commenting. xD I really like your concept but agreed with previous comment, it feels rushed. Which is fine because we all get tired of certain stories so yeah. ⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽


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Charli Britton
21:29 May 26, 2021

I kinda agree with the previous comment. It feels rushed, and I get that. Sometimes authors can be completely over a story. (trust me, happens to me all the time) But cool concept. :)


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Twisty Girl
14:17 May 25, 2021

Hi Lone Wolf, I have read your story, and I love the premise of a wolf girl trying to reverse her form and become normal, only to give it all up for a loved one. After reading it through carefully I have come up with some editing suggestions, you have a lot of potential, and please don’t be put off by the list. Of course, it is up to you what you do with this, but I was so intrigued by your work that I wanted to do it justice in my own way. Many people have helped me with similar feedback, and I am better for it. This in no way takes away ...


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Kylee Haverty
02:24 May 22, 2021

MASTERPIECE! But woah. Did she just die right there at the end. Wow. Yep. Mhm. Ok then. Anyways, amazing story but the CLIFFHANGER WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY. Also, πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·...


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Arwen Dove
04:25 May 21, 2021

Great story!


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20:20 May 20, 2021

Wow, this was so good, Wolfster! The ending felt kinda sudden but it actually fit the story (if that makes any sense XD). The descriptions really matched the mysterious mood of the story. I loved reading about Zyla the wolf girl, your ideas are always so creative and interesting! :D πŸˆβ€β¬›


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Amel Parvez
05:39 May 20, 2021

okay, the story was.....BRILLIANT! Just love ur obsession with wolves. <3


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Sorry for reading this late :< This plot is so complex and fun, and the ending was so :O will there be a second part? BAGOOD πŸ₯“πŸ₯“πŸ₯“ job! (finally I thought of another one, even if it’s bad lol) - Amethyst


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Philia S
16:04 May 19, 2021

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